Feb 6 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 114-108. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat slips by Houston Rockets

Last nights game with the Rockets coming into Miami was nothing but exciting. The Heat knew it was going to be hard with Bosh being out with a cold, and having to go against the young talented back court of Lin and Harden. The Heat were able to pull out the Victory 114 to 108.

With Bosh out someone had to pick up the slack. Haslem was the guy to do it, he played great at the center position for the heat. He scored 9 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in 28 minutes. Wade and James both had outstanding games aswell. Both scored over 30 points, shooting 50% or over. Battier even added on 4 threes on a night where both defenses seemed to be missing.

 

For the Rockets Harden was trying to do all he could to keep the Rockets in the game. He went 10/16 scoring 36 points, to go along with 12 rebounds and 7 assists. In the fourth quarter Harden was hot, making everything. The turning point was when Harden was driving for an easy layup and Chalmers slide in front of  him and took a charge. Lin had a below average game only going 3/10 from the field with 1 rebound and 3 assists.

These are the games Miami needs to win. They have two more hard games coming up at home and they need all the momentum they can get. They have the clippers on Friday and then the Lakers on Sunday. Bosh is day to day right now and can hopefully be back for the game Friday night.

Tags: Chris Bosh Dwyane Wade Eastern Conference Houston Rockets James Harden Jeremy Lin Lebron James Mario Chalmers Miami Heat National Basketball Association NBA Playoffs Postseason Udonis Haslem

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